Budweiser Clydesdale horses coming to downtown Cleveland

They'll parade to Progressive Field for the game

CLEVELAND - The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses are coming to downtown Cleveland to parade into Progressive Field this Saturday, according to a press release from Budwesier.

The company said eight of the "Gentle Giants" will be hitched to the red beer wagon on the corner of Huron Road and East 4th Street from 5-7 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m., they will parade down Huron Road into Progressive Field before the Cleveland Indians play the Anaheim Angels at 7:10 p.m. 

Budweiser said the iconic horses are known for their huge size, four white legs and a black mane and tail. Each horse chosen for the hitch must be at least 3 years old, stand about 6 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh around 2,000 pounds. 

This video posted to YouTube shows when the Budweiser Clydesdales came to Cleveland for the 2012 Cleveland Indians home opener. 

The appearance of the Clydesdales in Cleveland is one of hundreds the horses make each year, the company said. The hitches travel with a Dalmatian, which historically were bred to protect the horses and guard the wagon during deliveries. 

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